Four-timer for Mullins

  • Last Updated: February 22 2014, 18:04 GMT

Beluckyagain rewarded favourite-backers in the For Special Offers Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Beluckyagain wins at Fairyhouse
Beluckyagain wins at Fairyhouse

The 8-13 chance had a bit to do turning in and was still a length or so down on Ellie Mia going to the final flight, but jumped it well and came home strongly from the running-on Circe's Island.

And Willie Mullins' day was complete when Westhorpe (13-8 favourite) claimed the bumper under his son, Patrick, to register a four-timer following the wins for On His Own and Abbyssial.

Warne repeated last year's success in the John McCarthy Memorial Hunters Chase.

Disputing matters from very early on with Seabass, the Brian Hamilton-trained winner (3-1) as given a fine ride by Declan Lavery, who judged matters to perfection.

Seabass ran a cracking race to be second under Katie Walsh, with star hunter Tammys Hill (5-4 favourite) far from disgraced in third in a race not run to suit.

Ted Walsh was thrilled with Seabass, who could have another crack at Aintree and the National, in which he was third to Neptune Collonges in 2012.

Walsh said: "He ran well, I thought he was going to be third so I'm happy he split the two horses. He never runs a bad race, if he's fit and healthy we'll give him another run in two or three weeks' time.

"He can't run in the hunter chases at Cheltenham or Liverpool.

"He was very sick with a touch of colic at the end of November, so he was six weeks behind . I'm delighted with him, he showed plenty of enthusiasm."

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